Prior to Saturday’s twin bill, Ryan Merritt will be promoted from Triple-A Columbus to start for the Tribe opposite Twins left-hander Adam Wilk in the first game. Indians righty Mike Clevinger will then take on Minnesota lefty Adalberto Mejia in the nightcap.
The Indians will be without Michael Brantley for a few days, as the left fielder was placed on the patenity list prior to Friday’s game agianst the Twins.
Eric Zimmer was among the family in the stands at Progressive Field for his son Bradley’s big league debut for the Indians last month. That sounds normal enough, except when considering that the elder Zimmer traveled more than 4,500 miles in roughly 48 hours to make it happen
The top two teams in the American League Central will meet up for a four-game set beginning on Friday at Target Field, when Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco faces off against Twins rookie left-hander Nik Turley.
In Thursday’s series finale against the Dodgers, the Indians’ offense broke out for 15 hits thanks in large part to Lonnie Chisenhall’s five RBIs and Edwin Encarnacion’s career-high four runs scored. Both homered to back starter Josh Tomlin and lead the Indians to a 12-5 victory over the Dodgers at Progressive Field.
With runners on first and second, no outs and the Indians clinging to a one-run lead in the fifth inning of Thursday’s series finale against the Dodgers, Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts turned to reliever Ross Stripling to face Indians right fielder Austin Jackson. This prompted Indians manager Terry Francona to make a move of […]
With the Indians having dropped three of the first five games on their six-game homestand, the ballclub entered Thursday’s series finale against the Dodgers at 31-31, good for second in the American League Central behind the Twins.
Indians manager Terry Francona was back at Progressive Field on Wednesday, and planned on returning to the dugout after a minor health scare one night earlier.
The MLB Draft is always about the players in the end, but the lack of a first-round pick this year made the preparation much different for the Indians. In that way, Brad Grant, Cleveland’s senior director of amateur scouting, felt that this Draft was about the scouts.
The Dodgers and Indians will wrap up their three-game series on Thursday afternoon in Cleveland as Rich Hill makes his first start against the Indians since departing as a free agent following the 2013 season.
In a pitchers’ duel between Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy and Indians ace Corey Kluber, Enrique Hernandez’s pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth off Indians reliever Andrew Miller proved to be the difference as the Dodgers topped the Indians, 6-4, on Wednesday at Progressive Field.